Andy Says: Courteney Cox Is (Once Again) The Biggest Emmys Snub!

Thu, July 14, 2011 3:23pm EDT by 2 Comments

I wonder if Jules would let me borrow Big Carl for the day. It’s the only way I can possibly cope.

I’m beginning to think there’s no justice in the world. First, Casey Anthony avoids murder charges — I plan on looking more thoroughly into that situation this weekend — and now the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has failed to nominate Cougar Town star Courteney Cox for an Emmy award. But the worst part about it is… I can’t say I’m surprised.

Courteney has been overlooked by the Academy for her outstanding work on television ever since Friends was first eligible in 1995 — a fact I was totally aware of, even at the tender age of 8 — and in a recent interview with TVLine, Courteney even admitted that “it hurt” when co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow received Emmy nominations over her.

But even if you hated Monica Gellar with every fiber of your being — and sure, she was kind of a raging bitch sometimes — there’s no way you can deny the incredible performance Courteney has turned delivered during the past two seasons as Jules Cobb on ABC’s Cougar Town. Whether she’s playing off another character, or flying solo with one of her classic rants, Jules remains consistent as one of the funniest female characters on television right now.

In short, she’s as much fun to watch as the show’s title is to mock.

As for who I think should lose their seat in order to make room for Courteney at the nominee’s table, I’m going to have to go with Mike & Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy. Nothing against Melissa — she was hysterical in Bridesmaids and obviously won some hearts on Gilmore Girls — but I’ve tried watching her new CBS comedy several times. And it never ended well.

But what do you guys think? Are you ready to join me in my March on Washington-style protest of the Academy’s major snub, or do you think I’m totally overreacting?

— Andy Swift

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